This Week in Comedy: An ‘SNL’ Great Passes On

-SNL alum Jan Hooks died at 57 and we paid tribute to the late star in Remember Jan Hooks.

-The Daily Show hired Hasan Minhaj and Trevor Noah as new correspondents.

-Tom Scharpling’s The Best Show is returning next month.

-The Ghostbusters reboot is really, officially happening, with Katie Dippold set to write it for Paul Feig, who promises that it will be “really scary” and respect the original films.

-Sarah Silverman returned to SNL.

-Cameron Esposito talked to us about the business of being herself.

-We broke down the dispute between Groundlings and SNL over the “Rivers Sisters” sketch and SNL’s parallel thinking excuse.

-Broken Lizard’s Steve Lemme says Super Troopers 2 is set to film next year.

-We talked to Dan Harmon about Harmontown, the new documentary that he’s the subject of.

-IFC renewed The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret for a third season.

-Cameron Crowe wants to stop NBC development of a Say Anything series.

-Funny or Die launched its very own news vertical.

-Pete Holmes talked to us about setting goals and loving yourself.

-Our Second City Archives unearthed a gem in Keegan-Michael Key and Nyima Funk in a 2002 sketch.

-Jay Leno closed in on a deal for his own show on CNBC.

-Saturday Night’s Children took a look at the 1975-1979 run of John Belushi on SNL.

-We took a look at the subtle brilliance of Jill Soloway’s Transparent, and Amazon renewed it for a second season.

-Key and Peele writer Phil Augusta Jackson broke down the brilliant Alien Imposters sketch.

-This week in comedy podcasts suggested some of the most worthwhile listens. The list included Jim Gaffigan on Lies.

-The Paley Center for Media let us unearth Roseanne’s early standup and secret sitcom pilot.

-Mulaney scored the lowest series premiere ratings of the new fall season.

And here are your top five web videos of the week:

Bob Odenkirk’s “Hitler Dinner Party”

UCB1 - How’s Your Shower?

Sarah Silverman Closes the Gap

Above Average - Jafar (St. Peter Meets: Disney Villains)

CollegeHumor - Winter Clings are the New Summer Flings

This Week in Comedy: An ‘SNL’ Great Passes On